Agents of the Iranian regime’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) arrested Ms. Nasrin Sotoudeh outside the Interior Ministry on Saturday, October 25 while she was protesting against the recent wave of brutal acid attacks on women and girls.
The clerical regime had already revoked Ms. Sotoudeh’s license for practicing law for three years because she defended a number of Iranian political prisoners.
After the Iranian regime’s State Security Forces prevented a gathering outside the Interior Ministry, protesting residents in Tehran gathered in the northern flank of Laleh Park in the city’s Dr. Fatemi Street.
This gathering was also attacked by suppressive forces and many women were severely battered and a number were arrested and transferred to an unknown location.
Ms. Sarvnaz Chitsaz Chair of NCRI Women’s Committee called on all human rights and women’s rights organizations to condemn the arbitrary arrests of women and to take immediate measures to secure the release of Ms. Sotoudeh and the other women arrested.
Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
October 25, 2014